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RBC Blue Water Project Provides $5,000 Grant to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper


More than a Drop in the Bucket: RBC Blue Water Project Provides $5,000 Grant to Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers

RBC Wealth Management, a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) with an office in Williamsville, presented Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER with a $5,000 grant for its participation in the worldwide RBC Blue Water Project™.

Buffalo Niagara RIVERKEEPER was chosen as a RBC Blue Water Project™ grant recipient for its shared commitment to protect watersheds, especially in the Western New York region. RBC Wealth Management, as part of its dedication to protecting fresh water and the Western New York environment, first introduced the RBC Blue Water Project™ as a corporate partner in RIVERKEEPER’s Spring Shoreline Sweep this past April.

We Want Your Irene Updates!

We Want Your Irene Updates!

Hurricane Irene is expected to impact over 65 million people over the next several days and there is no question that this could be one of the most serious storms to hit the eastern seaboard in half a century if the forecast holds true.

With Western New Yorkers all over the United States, 2 Your Town is asking you the viewers to help keep us in the loop of what is going on from the ground level. 

Send us your pictures, videos, and updates on the conditions you or your loved ones are seeing from the hurricane’s path.

To stay updated on the storm from other areas, check out our sister stations in Jacksonville, Washington DC and Portland, Maine.

Boom Days 2011!

Boom Days 2011!

Festivities get underway at 6:30pm, Friday, April 15, as three local landmarks – Harry’s Harbour Place Grille, Pearl Street Grille and Templeton Landing.

Compete in a Boom Days Ball Race as we launch three 5-foot in diameter balls into the Niagara River over the railing of the E.M. Cotter, the world’s oldest operating fireboat. Join in the excitement of the race at each participating restaurant as they offer food and drink specials from 6-9pm or follow the action on 97 Rock. The restaurant with the first ball to go over Niagara Falls will be offering additional specials to visiting patrons.

For more information:http://bnriverkeeper.org/boomdays/

Erie County Recognized as "Storm Ready"

Officials from NOAA’s National Weather Service announced Monday that Erie County has been recognized as “storm ready.” 

The following is information provided by Erie County:

The County had to meet a set of rigorous criteria to receive the designation.  The County’s Emergency Services Department established a 24 hour warning point and emergency operations center, developed numerous ways to receive severe weather forecasts and to alert the public, created a system to monitor local weather conditions and developed a formal hazardous weather plan, which includes training severe weather spotters and holding emergency exercises. 

County Executive Chris Collins said, “Our Emergency Services Department in Erie County, led by Commissioner Greg Skibitsky, regularly trains for all types of emergency situations and natural disaster responses.  Their impressive response to the October storm of 2006 and the floods in Gowanda last year in August are